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resources:eval:user-guides:ad-fmcomms5-ebz:hardware:configuration_options [19 Oct 2016 11:31]
Lucian Sin [RF Ports] added links for TCM1-63AX+ and 2450BL15B050E
resources:eval:user-guides:ad-fmcomms5-ebz:hardware:configuration_options [09 Jul 2019 01:51] (current)
Travis Collins [Rev C]
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 ===== RF Ports ===== ===== RF Ports =====
  
-By default the FMComms5 is configured with the Minicircuits [[http://​www.minicircuits.com/​pdfs/​TCM1-63AX+.pdf|TCM1-63AX+]] baluns on the Rx1A, Rx2A, Rx1C, Tx1A, Tx2A, and Tx1B channels. This wideband balun allows for tuning across the entire 6GHz range of the AD9361, although performance may be compromised at some frequencies. ​The Rx1B and Rx2B channels use the Johanson [[http://​www.johansontechnology.com/​datasheets/​baluns/​JTI_Balun-2450BL15B050_12-03.pdf|2450BL15B050E]] balun, which is optimized for 2.4GHz. Other balun options that are footprint compatible with this part, but optimized for other frequency bands are:+By default the FMComms5 is configured with the Minicircuits [[http://​www.minicircuits.com/​pdfs/​TCM1-63AX+.pdf|TCM1-63AX+]] baluns on the Rx1A, Rx2A, Rx1C, Tx1A, Tx2A, and Tx1B channels. This wideband balun allows for tuning across the entire 6GHz range of the AD9361, although performance may be compromised at some frequencies.
  
-^ Manufacturer ^ Frequency (MHz)  ^Balun number ​ ^Impedance ^ AC coupling ^ +===== Reference Clock =====
-| TDK       | 350   ​|HHM1591D1 ​      | 50/​100 ​ | 100pF | +
-| TDK       | 900  | HHM1564A4 ​      | 50/​200 ​ | 100pF | +
-| Johanson ​ | 1450 | 1450BL15A200E ​  | 50/​200 ​ | 20pF  | +
-| Johanson ​ | 1600 | 1600BL15B050E ​  | 50/50   | 20pf  | +
-| Anaren ​   | 1631 | BD1631J50100A00 | 50/​100 ​ | 18pF  | +
-| Johanson ​ | 2450 | 2450BL15B200E ​  | 50/​200 ​ | 9pF   | +
-| Johanson ​ | 2450 | 2450BL15B050E ​  | 50/50   | 18pF   | +
-| Hitachi ​  | 3000 | ESLT-S370KBI ​   | 50/50   | 10pF   | +
-| Johanson ​ | 5400 | 5400BL15K050E ​  | 50/50   | 10pF   | +
-| Hitachi ​  | 5000 | ESLT_S540E  ​    | 50/50   | 10pF   |+
  
-Additionally ​the Rx1B and Rx2B paths include the ADL5521 LNA and 2.4GHz RF SAW filterThe Tx1A and Tx2A paths include ​the option of using capacitors ​to switch in the same SAW filter ​as well as the ADL5602 RF amplifierThese external amplifiers and filters can be used to better prototype final the final system design.+By default ​the FMComms5 uses Rakon 40MHz RXO3225M as the reference clockThis is driven into the [[adi>​ADCLK846]],​ which distributes the clock to the two [[adi>​AD9361]]s,​ the [[adi>​ADF5355]], ​as well as back to the FMC connectorIt is important that the PCB trace lengths ​to the two AD9361s be equally matched.
  
-===== External Clock =====+This on board reference can be bypassed by placing C301 (0.1uF) and removing R360. In this configuration an external reference clock can be injected into J301 (which is 50Ω terminated). The level of the external reference should be ensured to not exceed the [[adi>​ADCLK846]] input conditions (1.8 V p-p), and it will still be used to distribute the reference clock to the two AD9361s.
  
-By default the FMComms5 uses a Rakon 40MHz RXO3225M as the reference clock. This is driven into the ADCLK846, which distributes the clock to the two AD9361s, the ADF5355, as well as back to the FMC connector. It is important ​that the PCB trace lengths to the two AD9361s be equally matched. +<​WRAP ​important>If you change ​the frequency of the reference clock, ​you must update ​the device tree.</​WRAP>​
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-This on board reference can be bypassed by placing C301 and removing R360. In this configuration an external ​reference clock can be injected into J301. The level of the external reference should be ensured to not exceed the ADCLK846 input conditionsand it will still be used to distribute the reference clock to the two AD9361s.+
  
 ===== External PLL ===== ===== External PLL =====
  
-The FMComms5 comes with the layout provisions to accept the ADF5355 ​when it is released in 4Q14. In the interim, an external LO signal can be injected into J302. This LO will be distributed to the two AD9361s by the Inphi 13617. Similar to the reference clock distribution,​ length matching is very critical for the external LO routes. ​+While the AD9361 contains two identical synthesizers to generate the required LO signals for the RF signal paths: one for the receiver and one for the transmitter,​ and these PLLs require no external components; for phase sync'​ed applications,​ it is sometimes easier/​better to use an external LO for an improvement in phase noise, and overall easier phase synchronization. 
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 +==== Rev B ==== 
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 +The FMComms5 comes with the layout provisions to accept the ADF5355. In the interim, an external LO signal can be injected into J302. This LO will be distributed to the two AD9361s by the Inphi 13617. Similar to the reference clock distribution,​ length matching is very critical for the external LO routes.
  
 When the ADF5355 is available, it can be inserted into the design by soldering down the device, placing C331 and C332 and removing C390. In this configuration the RFOutA port of the ADF5355 port is in circuit, which allows for external LO generation up to 7GHz (divided to 3.5GHz in the AD9361). To generate an LO signal up to 8GHz (4GHz after the divide by 2 in the AD9361), the RFOutB node must be used. To select this net remove C331 and C332, and place C353 and C390. When the ADF5355 is available, it can be inserted into the design by soldering down the device, placing C331 and C332 and removing C390. In this configuration the RFOutA port of the ADF5355 port is in circuit, which allows for external LO generation up to 7GHz (divided to 3.5GHz in the AD9361). To generate an LO signal up to 8GHz (4GHz after the divide by 2 in the AD9361), the RFOutB node must be used. To select this net remove C331 and C332, and place C353 and C390.
  
-R350 should be DNI for all configurations+==== Rev C ==== 
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 +The FMComms5 comes with the [[adi>​ADF5355]]. This onboard reference normally flows through C331, and C332 (and C390 and R350 are DNI). To use the onboard ADF5355, just pick the right device tree on the SD Card. With the necessary device tree, the [[resources/​tools-software/​linux-drivers/​iio-pll/​adf5355|ADF5355]] can be controlled like any IIO device to change the LO frequency of both transceivers. 
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 +To bypass the ADF5355 and use an external LO, hardware modifications are necessary. Rotate C332 by 90 degrees, so it goes on the pad of the C390 and remove C331 placing R350. In this configuration,​ an external reference clock can be injected into J302. The level of the external reference ​should be ensured to not exceed the [[adi>​HMC744LC3]] input conditions, and it will still be used to distribute the reference clock to the two AD9361s. 
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 +<WRAP important>​The hardware modifications (moving the cap, removing the cap, adding the resistor, is difficult since the components are tiny (0402 packages or 1 x 0.5 mm) and should be done by skilled professionals only</​WRAP>​ 
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